Last Updated on May 15, 2023 by Pets Feed
Dog lovers have fallen in love with a rescue pup sporting a huge smile. The dog named Cheech was taken to the Waller Animal Shelter and Rescue in Texas, USA, where he posed for photos “smiling” at the camera, Fox 13 reports.
The shelter posted on its Facebook page:
“He’s super nice and knows how to smile when asked.”
Shelter staff said the volunteers were unsure how to handle the puppy initially because a dog baring its teeth is usually a sign of aggression.
Everyone’s in love with this rescue pup’s toothy smile
Leah Sipe, director of the shelter, said:
“The smile scared off a few volunteers as they mistook him for growling, and they were mortified when I reached into his cage the day we brought him in. He’s a great guy!”
Cheech’s charming smile has won her many admirers and the shelter has received many messages from people interested in adopting the cheerful pup.
The shelter is not yet open to the public, as it was recently founded by first responders and townspeople in a renovated former prison. It is entirely volunteer-run and donation-based, operating as the city’s and county’s first murder-free shelter, the shelter says.
Cheech was adopted
A woman named Carrie reached out to volunteers at the shelter and told them of her heartbreaking loss. She lost her beloved Shepherd to cancer and since then her other dog, Dusty, pictured below, was very depressed and hadn’t eaten in days.
Carrie and Dusty visited Cheech, and Cheech wanted nothing more than to snuggle up to her and Dusty.
The shelter posted on Facebook:
“Congratulations on finding your forever home, we are so happy you are going to the perfect home. Cheech needs this family as much as they need him. Nothing but smiles here today!”
Because everyone wanted to bring Cheech home, volunteers encourage the public to adopt other animals from the shelter.
Shelter staff said:
“We have lots of other homeless pets. Thank you all for your support and encouragement, it means the world to us. Please take a look around the page and check out some of our other great dogs.”
Images: Facebook / Waller Animal Shelter and Rescue
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